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Project by StephenSchaad posted 774 days ago 1205 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello. This is my first project upload to the site so I figured I’d show the cutting boards I made for my sister and brother-in-law last Christmas.

I used Walnut and Curly Maple. I glued and clamped the boards together then planed them down to about 1.5”. The maple chipped a little bit but it was easily removed during sanding. I routed the edges with a round over bit then used my trim router to make the juice channel in the boards. I screwed up on one and ended up making the triangle in the corner to hide it which worked our perfectly.

I woodburned their last name initial in each board then used mineral oil and bees wax to season the boards. I also screwed rubber feet into the bottom to give them a slip resistant base and level them out so there’s no rocking when you cut stuff.

They love them and supposedly use them all the time so I think it was a success!

Thanks for looking





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amagineer

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#1 posted 774 days ago

Welcome to LJ’S. Your CB’s are wonderful. I am sure they are used daily. When you mentioned the maple tearing during planing, I always take a router and round over the edges before planing, so there is no tearout.
-Don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 774 days ago

These boards look great. That is one of my favorite wood combinations. The juice groove looks good and the ‘design opportunity’ works well.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Kevin

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#3 posted 774 days ago

Great looking boards. Juice grooves turned out nice. Its funny how a mistake can sometimes turn into something good that you may have not thought of without the mistake.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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StephenSchaad

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#4 posted 774 days ago

Thanks guys. Amagineer, the maple was chipping in the middle because it was curly and on edge. If I had a thickness planer it would have worked our better.

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JR_Dog

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#5 posted 774 days ago

I really like the look of these two woods together; dare I call it – Eloquently Rustic. Thank you for sharing.

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dougw181

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#6 posted 773 days ago

Nice cutting boards. I love the color combinations of the woods. I am still learning to use my router, any tips on cutting the juice grooves.

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StephenSchaad

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#7 posted 766 days ago

doug,
Tips for the juice grooves would be, HOLD ON FOR DEAR LIFE.. hahaha I used my trim router and the attached fence. I did half the depth i wanted first and took my time. Just keep it tight against the board and make sure you go in the right direction. If you screw up, you can make a “design opportunity.” haha

Thanks for the comments.

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